The Butterfly Effect of the March 1 Memorandum: The Hood Event


7th International Symposium on Chaos, Complexity and Leadership, ICCLS 2020, Virtual, Online, 29 - 31 October 2020, pp.239-250 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-030-74057-3_18
  • City: Virtual, Online
  • Page Numbers: pp.239-250
  • Keywords: Butterfly effect, Memorandum, The hood event
  • Hakkari University Affiliated: Yes


Terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001, shook the entire world. These attacks in the United States, the superpower of the world, worried the world and were a harbinger of a new order. After attacks, states such as Iraq, Iran, Korea supported terrorism were considered devil states, and the US fought these states and global terrorism. In this context, Saddam Hussein has designated the axis of evil and the US wanted to make an operation. In this process, Turkey became a crucial ally for the United States. The US wanted to use Turkish territories. However, the Turkish government sent a memorandum to the Parliament, but it rejected this memorandum. Refusal of the memorandum was a harbinger of chaos and confusion. For example, the staff of the 11 Turkish Armed Forces, which established headquarters in Sulaymaniyah on July 4, 2003, was arrested and led away with hoods over their heads. This event, known as the Hood event in Turkey, has serious damage to relations between the US. As Edward N. Lorenz stated in the Butterfly Effect approach, everything in the universe could not be calculated and caused an insignificant event to occur unpredictable big events. In this framework, this study will be discussed with Lorenz’s Butterfly Effect Approach, also known as Chaos Theory.